Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Appointment of Three Members of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

May 18, 198

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped:

Col. Chester A. Kowalczyk, U.S. Army, to be the Department of the Army member. He would succeed Edward Honor. Since 1984 Col. Kowalczyk has been the assistant director for Energy and Troop Support, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, at the Department of the Army. He is a career Army officer, and has been in the U.S. Army since 1954. Col. Kowalczyk graduated from Western Michigan College (B.S., 1954) and the University of Arkansas (M.S., 1973). He was born July 14, 1932, in Kalamazoo, MI. Col. Kowalczyk is married, has five children, and resides in Annandale, VA.

Rear Adm. Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr., U.S. Navy, to be the Department of Defense member. He would succeed Joseph H. Connolly. Adm. McKinnon is currently a Deputy Director, Acquisition Management at the Defense Logistics Agency in Alexandria, VA. Prior to this he served as the Vice Commander of the Navy Supply Systems Command (1984 - 1986). Adm. McKinnon graduated from the University of Missouri (B.S., 1956) and the University of Michigan (M.B.A., 1966). He was born April 26, 1934, in St. Joseph, MO. Adm. McKinnon is married, has one child, and resides in Annandale, VA.

H. Robert Saldivar, of Virginia, to be the Veterans Administration member. He would succeed Clyde Cook. Mr. Saldivar is currently the Director of the Office of Procurement Supply at the Veterans Administration. Prior to this he was the director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy (1984 - 1986). Mr. Saldivar graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (B.A., 1963). He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955 and 1956 to 1958. Mr. Saldivar was born November 3, 1935, in El Paso, TX. He is married, has six children, and resides in Springfield, VA.